Rachel Tzvia Back
Rachel Tzvia Back is an Israeli poet whose work includes the collections Litany and Azimuth, as well as pieces published in The American Poetry Review, Tikkun, Modern Poetry in Translation and Dreaming the Actual: Contemporary Fiction and Poetry by Israeli Women Writers. Her newest work is entitled The Buffalo Poems, a book-length series tracking the cycle of violence defining the lives of Israelis and Palestinians during these last years. American-born, Back writes in English but has lived in Israel for 25 years, where she and her husband are raising three children ages 14, 11, and 6. You can read Literary Mama’s profile of her here.